Another American Captured by Russian Gov’t Under Biden’s Watch, WH Tells US Citizens to Leave Country Immediately
Russia has locked up an American reporter, claiming he is a spy.
According to CNN, Russia’s security service, the FSB, said it arrested Evan Gershkovich, a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. Although Russian officials said Gershkovich was trying to access state secrets, the Journal denied the claim.
Gershkovich, the first American journalist jailed as a spy since the Cold War, will be locked up through at least May 29. His arrest comes a week after Russian citizen Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov was arrested in the U.S. on an espionage charge.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded to the incident with a statement condemning Russia for detaining Gershkovich.
“The targeting of American citizens by the Russian government is unacceptable. We condemn the detention of Mr. Gershkovich in the strongest terms. W …